Beats from the Basement—Mariah Carey

Album: Butterfly Artist: Mariah Carey Thanks to her multi-octave vocal range, Mariah Carey has maintained her status in the renowned vocal trinity alongside Charlemagne native, Céline Dion, and the late Whitney Houston for approximately three decades.  Music listeners have yet to officially decide on replacements for the current generation. Given the overwhelming praise artists like Beyoncé, Lady… Read more »

Dear Barb—Sibling (Re)Connections

Dear Barb: Hi, I enjoy reading your weekly column.  I am in my late thirties and have been working on my degree for 10 years.  That seems like a long time, but I am a single mom who also works full time, so haven’t had a lot of time to focus on it.  That’s what… Read more »

AUSU’s Indigenous Representation Committee—What’s It About?

With the recent global events and grassroots movements striving for equity, representation, and acknowledgement and redress of historical and current injustices, The Voice Magazine has reached out to AUSU about their new initiatives to increase inclusivity here at AU.  Our first in a series of interviews focuses on the newly established Indigenous Representation Committee, and… Read more »

AUSU Update

This space is provided free to AUSU: The Voice does not create or edit this content. Contact with any questions. IMPORTANT DATES Jul 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Aug 1 Jul 10: Deadline to apply for CRO role Jul 15: Aug degree requirements deadline Jul 15: AUSU Public Council Meeting July… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Camp Like a Champ

I love camping; it’s one of the reasons my kids are in Scouting.  I remember camping as a Cub Scout, and a Scout leader showed us how to make bacon and eggs in tinfoil over coals in a firepit.  I have talked about this experience up a few times to my kids, and, recently, I… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Bannock and a Movie July Edition – Inuit and Inuk Stories July 1 to July 31 Online Hosted by AU Access through above link Keeping Organized as You Search Mon, July 6, 9:00 to 10:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU Library No pre-registration necessary; access through above link Connect with AU –… Read more »

The Creative Spark—Make an Unforgettable Scene

Every scene we write in fiction should start with a goal—a desire—and end with a prize not quite won.  Why end with a partial prize or no prize won at all?  Well, imagine you’re the hero.  We want your dream to come true.  And if you’re putting in effort to chase that dream, scene after… Read more »

Change Your Genes—Epigenetics in Action

In elementary school I was taught that we are stuck with the genes we are born with.  Since that time, science breakthroughs indicate that my elementary school science teachers may have been wrong and that we have more control over our genes then we were led to believe. This new branch of genetics is called… Read more »

Turn Summer Volunteer Hours into Cash

Canadian students aged 30 or under can now register for the Canada Student Service Grant.  The details of the grant program were announced June 25, and registration is open until August 21, 2020. The grant program is one of several relief measures for students first announced in April.  Since many traditional summer job opportunities for… Read more »